We are looking to purchase at least one large painting. or icon from Russia. Something with a religious theme (probably something from the great masters).
Is is easy to purchase in Moscow or ST Petersburg?
Any suggestions on obtaining a pass from the govt prior to arrival?
Any suggestions on whereto make these purchases?
Are the prices fair? or exorbitant?
Can one bargain?
Would appreciate any/all input. Thanks in advance. Louanna
Also any good fiction to read prior to travel . Looking for something that will enhance learning. and make the experience more meaningful .